Hiawatha Home Inspectors

in Hiawatha, IA

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Home Inspectors are
in Hiawatha

8
Home Inspectors in Hiawatha
are top rated

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GRACIE & FRANK M.
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was extremely professional and I felt did a very thorough job inspected the home I eventually purchased. The listing agent and my agent were both in the same" realty company so even though I trusted my realtor I was a little hesitant to use an inspector he suggested. I went and angies list and decided after reading the wonderful reviews on
to use them. I was not disappointed. He allowed me to follow him the entire time and ask questions. I even felt that once I told him the reason I independently selected him, he was even more through with his inspection. The report was extremely detailed and clearing listed everything he found. I truly believe that if I had gone with an inspector recommended by my realtor he/she would not have done as good as job as
did. I will recommend
to any of my friends in the future and would not think twice about using him again.
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Angela R.
"I love him (sorry honey!) I can't say enough good things about
, he was great. He checked every nook and cranny of the house and he was very informative" while in the process. A lot of times you hope that an Inspector is working for you and is going to tell you all the good and bad things about a house,
did that. After all, this is one of the most important purchases you will be making in a lifetime. As no house new or old comes without problems,
pointed out the issues, but also let us know if some of them were easy fixes. By the end of the inspection, you will definitely feel as though you got your money's worth. Hire
, you will not be disappointed!
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Sarah R.
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was really fantastic. She was no-nosense and got down to business right away! Though we did not end up buying the home (In part because of what we learned from" her that day) we learned so much that has been helpful to us in our continued home
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was extremely thorough and explained everything in detail. As it was an older home, she gave us advice on how to repair, maintain, or restore aspects of the home as well. She climbed up on both the roof of the home and the garage. We used the termite inspection service that she recommended and arranged for us as well and we were pleased with them. I believe the owners of the house ended up using their services. We have just had an accepted offer on another home and hopefully will be able to use the services of this company again!

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Home inspection

For most of us, our home is the biggest investment we will ever make. For those preparing to buy, a quality home inspection is key. An inspection is usually required for a home purchase. A highly rated home inspector will look at every nook and cranny to gauge structure stability, present and potential dangers. But remember, a home inspection is not a guarantee or a warranty - it may not find everything.

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You may never believe the things a home inspector will discover unless you're there, too. Being at your home inspection lets you see any problems firsthand.

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Angie's Answers

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It really depends on where you are and the type of work.  In Texas most home inspectors are only trained in general areas of interest and have no detailed knowledge of construction practices.  Some do after having carrerrs in other fields including engineering or as general contractors/home builders.  If you are wondering if a completed job was done in a professional manner appearance wise and have minor concerns an inspector can help you.  If it is more extensive hire professionals from the different fields to inspect the respective work.  Plumber for the plumbing, electrician for electrical, etc.  An experienced GC or inspector can do an initial inspection and advise you whether you should have the concerns further investigated by the trades.  Remember, they can't tell much about what they can't see so framing and insulation concerns will be hard to verify.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
San Antonio, TX
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It's a little unusual to do this except in cases of fixer-upper properties but you should call a local general contractor with experience renovating/remodeling homes in the neighborhood.  They'll know the typical problems with the homes there and what to look out & budget for.  For example, here in San Antonio many of the homes built in the mid-fifties to 60's have lead drains that were not put in properly or were installed in such a way that repairs are not quick or cheap.  Many homes even older have the same drains but seem to be less hassle to repair.  Homes in my neighborhood have a problem with improper supply lines (wrong type of copper) which break due to corrosion.  Just make sure the contractor you hire to go over the property with you has done significant work on homes in the area on similar homes.

Todd Shell
Todd's Home Services
www.thomeservices.com
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Are the heat pumps commercial or residential units?
Are the heat pumps Package or Split System?
Are there actually 33 PTAC units?
Are you an EPA certified person( refrigerant )?

Here is my suggestion, break it down into manageable portions(ie one heat pump and a few PTAC units every other month) to keep from being overloaded.  
Clean/Replace filters
Check/inspect electrical wiring and connections
Check amperage draw of compressors/motors 
Check capacitance of start and run capacitors
Check contractors/relays for wear/pitting
Check refrigerant levels and record superheated/subcooling
Check external static pressures across air handler(s)
Check deltaT (return and supply air temps) 
Lubricate motors( if applicable)
Inspect Belts/Pulleys( if applicable)
Clean outdoor coils
Clean indoor coils

Start there and HAVE FUN!!! 

Home Inspecting reviews in Hiawatha

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was great. He took more time than he had to, took the trouble to explain everything clearly, and made well-considered suggestions. I haven't even seen a report yet He seems like a man who likes his work. Highly recommended.
- John C.
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arrived before I did and was already looking around the yard when I drove up. He expressed immediate concerns about the roof and some of the exterior electrical work. He also identified negative grade in the front yard, which could present drainage problems. Inside, he examined the electrical work, the plumbing, the furnace, and the structural elements. He was friendly and patient and answered all of my questions.

In the end, I decided not to buy the property - thanks, in part, to
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- Darcelle B.
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We found
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to be professional, thorough and informative. He was patient and answered every question that I had during the 3 1/2 hour inspection. He went as far as giving me a timeline for repairs, service and replacement of high cost items--a.c., roof, heating, etc...
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did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend Tiger Group to any one who is need of a home inspection.
- David L.
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Great company with a great team. Highly sophisticated technology use.
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was our inspector and he did an excellent job not only inspecting but more importantly explaining and answering any questions we had. Very satisfied with the services and highly recommend
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- Gaurav D.
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They fit us into their busy schedule in the rush timeframe we needed.
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and his partner were on time, provided all the information we needed and suggested other contractors to perform the repairs needed. We had the written report in less than 24 hours. We were very pleased with his work
- Joyce F.
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Cross was great! Extremely professional, friendly, and
went through that house over every detail. Very knowledgeable…taught me a few
things about different aspects of that house that I didn’t know.
Thanks again
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- Brian Y.
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Like I said before, we had a great experience.
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offers a variety of inspection options. What stuck out for me though was that they provided a more personal touch than I could have ever expected. Our inspector was patient as he answered all of my questions. He really took the time to explain his findings, he was more like a teacher in that regard. I couldn't recommend anyone better than this group. If i ever have to move again, I wouldn't hesitate to contact integrity homes.
- Michael G.

All Home Inspectors in Hiawatha, IA

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A CLOSER LOOK, LLC - HOME INSPECTOR

829 Tiburan Ln NE
Cedar Rapids

Accurate Home Inspections

1711 13th St
Coralville

AirMD

7700 Congress Ave

Alias The Bugman

1440 Pine Street
Iowa City

American Home Shield

889 Ridge Lake Blvd

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Drywall Concepts

2813 Fruitland Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids

Mr Home Inspector IA

4123 Jackson Circle NW
Cedar Rapids

Overseers

8 Casey Rd

SPRINGER PROFESSIONAL HOME SERVICES

803 ROCKFORD RD SW
Cedar Rapids

TERRY STEINBACH PROFESSIONAL HOME INSPECTIONS INC

710 GRANT WOOD DR SE
Cedar Rapids

The Haas Group LLC

2215 Plank Road

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